Sultana is a highly experienced human rights, international law and criminal justice barrister, practising at No 5 Chambers. Her broad practice encompasses defending in the most serious and complex criminal cases, appeals against conviction and sentence, inquests & enquiries, and actions against the police and other State authorities. She also advises large multi-national corporations on regulatory and Diversity & Equality matters.
Sultana acts in high profile counter terrorism and national security cases in the Criminal Courts, Coronial Courts, Administrative and Family Divisions of the High Court and the Appellate Courts, often involving cutting edge law and highly sensitive secret material. She is part of the Organisation of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Roster of Criminal Justice Sector Experts dealing with Counter-Terrorism; and the Head of the Working Group on Counter Terrorism and National Security for the Muslim Lawyers Action Group (MLAG).
She advises on international human rights, international criminal law and humanitarian law issues. She is currently the Chair of Oxford Advocates on Human Rights; Special Advisor on Human Rights to the Oxford Initiative for Global Ethics and Human Rights; Member of the Legal Expert Advisory Panel for Fair Trials International; Member of the International Legal Network of Avocat Sans Frontieres; Member of the Detention ExPEERience of Avocat Sans Frontieres; Co-Chair of the Muslim Lawyers Action Group; and Head of Pro Bono Projects for Counsel For Leadership (CFL).
She previously worked at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International. She has also worked with Redress, European Human Rights Advocacy Centre, Latin American Centre for Human Rights, and Oxford Pro Bono Publico on diverse issues including arbitrary arrests & detention, disappearances, torture, secret rendition, children in armed conflict, and violence against women in domestic and conflict settings.
She is also the Founder & Director of Modest Fashion Festival which attracted a global audience of 1.56 billion.